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Old 09-19-2008, 01:10 AM
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Default 'The Thing' - High-Def Digest Review

Peter's review of 'The Thing' has been posted. He says this is a true cult classic. This Blu-ray is a mixed bag, with strong video and audio, but a supplements package that ditches many features of past releases. Not for completeists, but worth a look.

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Old 09-19-2008, 01:34 AM
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I'm not big on special features, so I'm fine with just having the movie. I've already got the HD DVD, and reading that there are no differences between that version and the Blu-ray, picture-wise, I'll upgrade for the slightly extra sound boost sometime later when there are less movies coming out I want to pick up.

Groovy review.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:56 AM
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Mistake:

Universal produced a fine 1080p/VC-1 transfer for the 2006 Blu-ray release of 'The Thing' and doesn't mess with the formula here. We get that same master once again on Blu-ray
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:58 AM
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Universal produced a fine 1080p/VC-1 transfer for the 2006 Blu-ray release of 'The Thing,' and doesn't mess with the formula here. We get that same master once again on Blu-ray...
whoops...


EDIT: Darn, you beat me to it...
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Mistake:

Universal produced a fine 1080p/VC-1 transfer for the 2006 Blu-ray release of 'The Thing' and doesn't mess with the formula here. We get that same master once again on Blu-ray
Yeah, Universal definitely wasn't releasing on Blu-ray in 2006.
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Yeah. They better get right on fixing that, as it's certainly the most important sentence in the entire review.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:16 AM
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Cool, looks like I won't be getting rid of my HD-DVD after all.


Ironically, the only reason I'll be getting The Thing on BD is, because I ordered the horror BD bundle which saves me a few dollars.


John Carpenter films with special features are a treasure!
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Great flick! Held off on the HDDVD, 4sure getting the BD. One of my fav movies from the '80s, the effects would still put CG effects these days to shame.
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Meh, there really isn't too much missing, since they just reformatted the (great) documentary into a PiP track.

Cool stuff. Glad I'm getting the Halloween starter pack, since it works out to be like 14 bucks a movie.
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the effects would still put CG effects these days to shame.
yeah seriously the makeup effects and animatronics are nuts!
Loved this movie...dont know if ill be upgrading thou I always thought the DVD looked amazing...
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